New Orleans, LA
The closest airport is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, located in the suburb of Kenner.
The public bus transportation service is provided by RTA (New Orleans Regional Transit Authority) which offers various bus routes that connect the city with the suburban areas. Due to the fact that RTA lost more than 200 buses, because of Hurricane Katrina, the waiting period has looped to 30 and sometimes, even to 60 minutes.
New Orleans is served by Amtrak, the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal being the central rail depot. There are 3 trains which serve the city: the Crescent, which travels between New Orleans and New York City, the City of New Orleans, which runs between New Orleans and Chicago and the Sunset Limited, which passes through New Orleans, on its way from Orlando to Los Angeles.
Pedestrians can also find their way around the city by ferry, for free, using the Canal Street Ferry, which connects downtown New Orleans with Algiers Point, from 6 am until midnight. The service has been operating since 1927, and it is considered to be one of New Orleans’ most unique features.
Major Highways and Roads
The city is mainly served by I-10, I-610 and I-510.
I-10 - travels east-west through the city as the Pontchartrain Expressway.
I-610 - provides a direct shortcut for traffic passing through New Orleans via I-10.
I-510 – runs in eastern New Orleans, south from I-10, intersecting with US highway 90, ending at the Almonaster Boulevard interchange.
Easy! Just follow the driving directions listed below!
From Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport: Start by heading south on Service Road, toward Airline Dr., and take the 2nd left onto Airline Dr/US-61 S. Turn right at Central Ave/LA-48 W and left at US-90 E. Turn right at Broadway Street and left at St. Charles Avenue. Make a U-turn at East Dr. TU will be on the right.